Grand Junction Rockestra celebrates 5th anniversary


GJ Rockestra set list

Here are the winning songs making up the set list for the “Best of GJ Rockestra — Audience Choice” concert on Saturday, Aug. 20:

■ “Livin’ on a Prayer,” Bon Jovi

■ “Ah! Leah!,” Donnie Iris

■ “I Will Survive,” Gloria Gaynor

■ “Black Horse and the Cherry Tree,” KT Tunstall

■ “Royals,” Lorde

■ “Shadows of the Night,” Pat Benetar

■ “Sweet Home Alabama,” Lynyrd Skynyrd

■ “Desperado,” Eagles

■ “Piece of My Heart,” Janis Joplin

■ “I Can’t Drive 55,” Sammy Hagar

■ “Welcome to the Jungle,” Guns N’ Roses

■ “Highway to Hell,” AC/DC

■ “Hey Jude,” Beatles

■ “Head Games,” Foreigner

■ “Hot Stuff,” Donna Summer

■ “Free Bird,” Lynyrd Skynyrd

■ “Uptown Funk,” Bruno Mars

■ “Summer of ‘69,” Bryan Adams

■ “Purple Rain,” Prince

■ “Don’t Stop Believin’,” Journey

■ Encore No. 1 “Keep Your Hands To Yourself,” Georgia Satellites

■ Encore No. 2. “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll,” Joan Jett

The votes have been tabulated and the winner is ...


Grand Junction Rockestra is celebrating its five-year anniversary and will kick off the season with a free “Best of GJ Rockestra — Audience Choice” concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20.

The show will feature a set-list of songs voted on by the public through Facebook and will be presented outdoors on the Colorado Mesa University Plaza. Take blankets or chairs for seating.

Although it is a free show, a VIP tent has been added and is sponsored by Rockstar Energy Drink. Tickets for the The Rockstar VIP Tent cost $20 and include two beverages, food and preferred seating. VIP tickets can be purchased at and also will be available at the entrance to the tent.

Upcoming concerts in this GJ Rockestra season are “The ABC Show” on Oct. 22 and “The Reunion Show” on Jan. 14.

“The ABC Show” will follow the 26 letters of the alphabet with one band/artist per letter. Fans will again get to vote on Facebook for the show’s content.

“The Reunion Show” will feature former GJ Rockestra singers.

Both shows will offer VIP tickets that include food, beer/wine and hanging out with the band and singers.

Tickets will be available at the CMU Box Office or at Purchase tickets by calling 248-1604 after Sept. 6.


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